February 18, 2015

Assaults on Shropshire Paramedics Result in Injury

Nine West Midlands Ambulance Service staff have been assaulted and injured in the past year according to figures revealed by the Shropshire Star and there have been 11 incidents of verbal abuse on Powys based staff working for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and two physical assaults. 

Three of the West Midlands Ambulance Service incidents are reported to have been as a result of the patients mental health and prosecutions have been brought for just one of the Welsh Ambulance Incidents.

Maybo offers training specifically for ambulance crews. It covers clinical assaults which may be caused by a patients mental condition or medication.